Time Machine & Snapshots

What does it do?

Time Machine 
The Time Machine collects Snapshots of the history of your document. These Snapshots are generated through Auto-saves, document exports, and the manual creation of a Snapshot. 

Snapshots
A Snapshot is a timestamp in your document's history. It acts as a flag so that you can return to that moment for later review, or to copy to a new Doc. Each Snapshot has a date and time stamp. 


Open the Time Machine

  1. Depending on your layout, the Time Machine widget can be found under the Time Machine icon, or in a widget tab on the right widget panel.

OR

  1. Alternatively, the Time Machine Widget can be opened through History > Open Timeline found in the editing area menu just above the page. 
Time Machine Icon

Open Time Machine through editing area menu


Create a Snapshot

  1. Open Time Machine widget
  2. Select the widget menu toggle (looks like an upside-down pyramid)
  3. Select Create a new snapshot
  4. Name the snapshot
  5. Select Create snapshot
Time Machine with widget options open


Rename a Snapshot

  1. Open Time Machine widget
  2. Select the three dots next to the Snapshot name
  3. Select Rename this snapshot
  4. Type a new name
  5. Press Enter/Return


Enable Create A Snapshot on Save

Enabling this setting will allow you to create a new snapshot every time you complete a save (Cmd/Ctrl + S or select File > Save).

  1. Select File > Customize > Editing
  2. Check Create a snapshot of your document on save 


Open a Snapshot as a Read-only View in Split Pane

This will allow you to see your current and previous work side-by-side.

  1. Open Time Machine widget
  2. Select the three dots next to the Snapshot name
  3. Open in split pane


Copy a Snapshot into an editable Document

This will create a copy of the snapshot as a new document in the same project. You can then edit this document without affecting the original.

  1. Open Time Machine widget
  2. Select the three dots next to the Snapshot name
  3. Select Make a copy
    1. The copy will include the same title as the original document with a date and time stamp. To change the name of the document go to the Docs widget
    2. The copy will open in the new tab in the app. 


Delete a Snapshot

This action cannot be undone. 

  1. Open Time Machine widget
  2. Select the three dots next to the Snapshot name
  3. Select Delete snapshot

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